Tactics Time Chess Newsletter: Trumpowsky
Published: Sun, 11/13/16
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his position comes from the game Eric Hansen (Canada) - Andrei Zhigalko (Belarus). Baku Olympiads, round 6, played September 8, 2016.
In the position on the right it is White to move.
The chess world championship is under way in New York City.
The match is currently tied, with the first two games ending in a draw.
Today (Sunday) is an off day for the players.
In the first game Magnus Carlsen played the surprising Trompowsky Attack opening (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trompowsky_Attack
After the game Carlsen said his choice of openings had "a little bit" to do with Donald Trump and the election.
Here is a link to game one: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1847603
Here is a link to game two: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1847725
You can follow the match here: https://worldchess.com/
Here is the complete game:
[Event "Chess Olympiad"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2016.09.08"] [EventDate "2016.09.02"] [Round "6.5"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Eric Hansen"] [Black "Andrey Zhigalko"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2582"] [BlackElo "2591"] [PlyCount "67"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 Be7 8. g5 Nfd7 9. Be3 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. h4 Nb6 12. Qd2 N8d7 13. O-O-O Rc8 14. Rh3 Qc7 15. h5 Nc4 16. Bxc4 Qxc4 17. Rdh1 b4 18. axb4 Qxb4 19. g6 h6 20. gxf7+ Kxf7 21. Rf3+ Bf6 22. Rg1 Ne5 23. Qe2 Nxf3 24. Qxf3 Ke7 25. Nce2 Rhe8 26. Qg4 Kd7 27. Kb1 Kc7 28. e5 Kd7 29. exf6 gxf6 30. Qg7+ Re7 31. Qxf6 Bd5 32. Nf4 Rb8 33. Qxe7+ Kxe7 34. Nxd5+ 1-0
You can play through this game here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1832812
34.Nxd5+ exd5 35.Nc6+ is an interesting set of back to back knight forks. The first knight fork removes the defender with check, and the second knight gives a family fork. White actually set up this combination one move earlier with 33.Qxe7+ taking the rook with check.
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